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INFOGRAPHIC: USING SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH DATA TO GENERATE VALUE

Up until somewhat recently, socioeconomic data wasn’t part of the conversation on how best to improve health outcomes. Where people live, learn, work and play – commonly known as social determinants of health (SDOH), are today, considered essential factors for gaining a more complete picture of members.

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LEADING HEALTHCARE TOWARDS FUTURE: HELLO HOME-SPITAL, GOODBYE HOSPITAL

As we evolve more rooted into the networked age, the world of medicine is increasingly changing by technology and robotics, enabling a bright new future for the healthcare industry.

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SMART PATIENT ROOMS: HOW CONNECTED HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY HELPS DOCTORS AND PATIENTS THRIVE

The patient experience in healthcare is going digital — and so are hospital rooms. From using digital signage and smart TVs to better engage and educate patients, to retrieving lab results via the (EHR), hospitals are using technology to create a connected healthcare system in what we call “smart patient rooms.”

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CHATBOTS – YOUR POCKET-FRIENDLY DOCTOR!

Advanced IT technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning have significantly impacted many industries over the last couple of years.

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TECHNOLOGY TO AVOID DOCTORS’ OFFICES AND EMERGENCY ROOMS

As politicians debate how to improve the nation’s expensive — and some would say broken — health care system, Americans are eagerly turning to the latest tech devices in hopes of preventing and detecting medical problems early and avoiding costly trips to the doctor or emergency room.

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DOES HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEHUMANIZE HEALTH CARE?

Many authors lament that the entry of health information technology (HIT) into health care is likely to make medical practice more impersonal and less humane. We are all aware of instances in which the availability of technology can lead to depersonalization of health care.

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